This program is 29 minutes long
(Springfield, Massachusetts: Mike Taibbi) The impact of the tornado reviewed.
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(The Weather Channel) The sudden outbreak of tornados and strong storms in New England featured; diagrams shown.
(Alameda, California: Tom Llamas) The incident in Alameda, California, where Raymond Zack drowned himself while first responders did nothing due to budget cuts that prevented them from water rescues, featured; emergency call played; photo shown of people watching; scenes shown of the city’s dry-docked rescue boat. [Witness Sharon BRUNETTI- says we all just watched.] [Victim’s stepmother Dee BERRY- says these people are inept.] [Alameda RESIDENT – reacts.] [Alameda Fire Department interim chief Michal D’ORAZI- says the firefighters were incredibly frustrated.]
(Dulles International Airport: Tom Costello) An incident on United Flight 990 in which the pilot turned the plane around after a fight erupted between passengers reviewed; animation shown from inside the cabin and of fighter jets escorting the plane as it dumped fuel; communication between the tower and the pilot played. [FAA administrator Randy BABBITT- defends the pilot’s decision.] [Saint Xavier University Joyce HUNTER- says we have a society of people that feel they have a sense of entitlement.] The cost of the fighter jets cited.
(Hamburg, Germany: Michelle Kosinski) The deadly outbreak of E.coli in Germany featured; map shown; scenes shown of lettuce being shredded in the field. [University of Minnesota Michael OSTERHOLM- says this is rewriting the textbook on food-borne disease.] [NBC chief medical editor Nancy SNYDERMAN – says antibiotics don’t necessarily work.]
(Tokyo: Robert Bazell) The status of the Fukushima nuclear plant that was damaged by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan 3 months ago updated; details given about criticism from the U.N. of the Japanese government’s preparedness, the work to control the heat from the melted fuel rods, the spread of radiation, and the group of retired engineers and scientists who offered to help fix the plant. [IAEA Mike WEIGHTMAN- says you have to look around your country and design things to withstand those hazards.] [Retired engineer Yasuteru YAMADA- says we have to fix the plant.] [Japanese House of Councillors Hiroe MAKIYAMA- praises the retirees.]
(Baltimore: Mara Schiavocampo) How Baltimore Ravens player Ray Lewis and other pro football players are helping La'Shaun Armstrong, who escaped the van his mother drove into the Hudson River, drowning herself and his siblings, featured; details given about Lewis’s previous legal problems. [LEWIS – recounts what he told La’Shaun; recalls his mother telling him she couldn’t afford to keep him.] [ARMSTRONG – says Lewis is like an older brother; talks about his future.]